Select File > Printer
setup to open the Printers dialog box then double-click
Add Printer on top of the list.
|If you are working on Windows, an additional dialog
box named Add Printer Wizard opens:
| This dialog box enables you to choose between:
- Windows Printer: in that case, selecting this option then
OK opens the Connect to Printer dialog box
in which you select the Windows printer you wish to add
- 3D PLM Printer: this option lets you add printers provided by
When clicking OK, the Printer Properties
dialog box is displayed to let you define the parameters for your
Click OK to access the Printer Properties
If you are working on UNIX, the Printer
Properties dialog box opens directly:
|The above capture takes a 3D PLM Printer as an
example. If you add a Windows printer, the properties dialog box
will display standard setup parameters corresponding to the
selected printer type. In that case, refer to your Windows
documentation for detailed information about using this dialog box.
Click Driver (on UNIX) or the black arrow (on
Windows) and choose the appropriate driver for the printer.
|Ask your system administrator which printers
require which drivers. The list of available drivers is:
- HP-GL/2 RTL
- HP DesignJet 1000 Series
- CGM Software
This driver is intended for viewing applications but note that
some restrictions apply such as: pixel images are not supported,
the image size is fixed, polylines are converted into polybeziers
(provided that their curves can be modified)
- V5 Print Plugin Driver
- Windows Enhanced Metafile
|This list varies with your operating system. For
instance, some of the above-mentioned drivers are not available on
In the Paper Format box, set the desired paper
format options: default and maximum paper size, margins and orientation
(portrait or landscape).
In the Submission Scripts box, set the desired
options activated when the print job is submitted.
|This box lets you specify:
- the default output file name: each time you print a document,
an output file is created at the location you specify in the text
- the default queue name: this field lets you choose which
print queue to send the print job to.
The Custom options let you specify the location of
your own submission scripts. Clicking these buttons activates the
Edit Script... buttons to let you modify the script in
the Runtime Script window:
Advanced Configuration... lets you
define advanced configuration settings for the driver. Note that
once a printer has been added to the list of printers, you can also
access advanced configuration settings by right-clicking the
printer in the list then selecting Configure.
Refer to Configuring an Existing Printer
for detailed information.
Click OK to return to
the Printer Setup dialog box.